by Dana Cavalea June 20, 2023

Hi Team...

After (2) weeks of taking it easy in Florida it is good to be back writing with you..

It is important to listen to yourself and give yourself the breaks when you need them so you can come back full-force...

When I was away, I was thinking about "success" and how this word dominates the mind of most type-A, aspiring high performers..

It is actually an addiction.

Chasing it is for sure.

But what is success?

By definition it is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose...


How many today have no aim or multiple aims and are seeking deeper purpose and meaning in their life and work?


In fact- most that I coach are looking for this...

So, what is the key to achieving success?

I wrote about this yesterday and wanted to share with you...


The Success Formula [ Decoded ]

1. Know What You Want (AIM)/ (PURPOSE)
2. Get Skilled to Get What You Want
3. Work Hard For What You Want
*4. If Time Is Passing and You Are Not Getting What You Want… ADJUST.

This is where most struggle- they refuse to adjust as adjust means change and we know how hard that can be.

So, many run the same play over and over and find themselves feeling totally exhausted and frustrated.

When their pain gets high enough- then, they may adjust.

Adjust =
1 Improve your process
2.Improve your product
3. Improve your people
4. Improve yourself
5. Improve your circle of influence

** If all of the above fails- CHANGE.

Once again, there is the word: CHANGE.

Change your want, change your way- it is not working.

Change what is not working and be open to a new way.

This is what we do in coaching- we help people to find a new way.

A new way of going about things.

A new way of thinking that challenges you old way.

A new way of working.

A new way of achieving success.

Sometimes it requires a whole overhaul...

Sometimes just a few tweaks..

Either way, it requires a person to be open.

Over the last few months I was coaching a gentleman who said he wanted to change his results...

Whenever I would challenge him, he would quit.

Do you think he achieved his results?


Do you think he blamed me?


Can you forecast his future?

Yup- the exact same results he has been getting.


He is not open to a new way of doing things and new thoughts.

He finds comfort in his past.

The problem is this: So do many people.

They expect different but get the same because they do not know how to change.

If you find yourself running in loops and patterns- and have not been able to see massive results and increase- reach out.

Let's challenge that.

Coaching may be just what you need to torpedo forward.

Success will follow.

Go out and win today.


Stop wasting time.



Get in a new game.

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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